Matthew Tennant practices in a broad range of commercial law matters, with a focus on insolvency, banking and finance, professional negligence, insurance and the Australian Consumer Law.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Matthew was a Senior Associate at Russell Kennedy. He worked there for ten years in the Dispute Resolution and Banking and Finance Litigation practice groups.
At Russell Kennedy, Matthew acted for:
Liquidators and bankruptcy trustees in relation to all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency;
Thermomix in Australia Pty Ltd in Federal Court proceedings brought against it by the ACCC for breaches of the Australian Consumer Law;
A wide range of banks, non-bank lenders and finance corporations in the enforcement of their security interests; and
Large and small insurers in relation to indemnity, liability and quantum disputes for property damage in the County and Magistrates’ Courts.
Matthew also spent more than 13 months on secondment at the Financial Ombudsman Service where he assisted with the resolution of disputes against financial planners and life insurers.
Matthew is reading with Catherine Gobbo and his senior mentor is Robert Heath QC.
Amy Hando was the Senior Associate to the Honourable Justice Croft of the Supreme Court of Victoria, prior to coming to the Bar. Whilst there, she assisted his Honour on a broad range of commercial matters, including matters of taxation and arbitration.
Prior to her time at the Court, Amy worked at Robertson Hyetts in Bendigo. Her diverse practice was primarily commercial litigation which involved disputes relating to contractual matters, banking and finance, securities, bankruptcy, insolvency as well as a range of other areas. In her time in Bendigo, Amy also acted in local government and planning related regulatory prosecutions.
In practice, Amy regularly appeared in the Bendigo Magistrates’ Court and VCAT as well as various other regional courts and tribunals.
Amy has a particular interest in the areas of:
banking and finance;
building and construction;
commercial fraud and white collar crime;
property and leasing law;
regulatory investigations and prosecutions; and
shipping and maritime law.
Whilst at the Court, Amy was involved in many matters heard electronically. Amy gained exposure to the use of technology in managing matters ranging from a day or two, up to matters running for several weeks.
Amy is reading with Andrew Kirby and her senior mentors are Chris Winneke QC and Sally Flynn QC.
Paul Reynolds practises primarily in commercial law, with a particular interest in equity and trusts.
Paul also practises in wills and probate, drawing on his experience as Associate to the Hon Justice McMillan.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Paul worked at Hausfeld and Co LLP, a claimant law firm in London, on a large financial services matter, and then at Linklaters LLP, London, in the Competition team.
Paul graduated from the University of Melbourne with a BA/LLB, receiving the top marks in Restitution and Corporations Law. Paul also holds a Master’s in Ancient Philosophy from the University of Oxford.
Paul tutors in Trusts at Ormond College, having previously tutored in Obligations and Dispute Resolution.
Paul is reading with Michael Rush and his Senior Mentor is Michael Wheelahan QC.
Nick Modrzewski accepts briefs in commercial, criminal, public and common law.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Nick was Senior Associate to the Hon. Justice Judd at the Supreme Court of Victoria, assisting in a variety of commercial matters, including high-volume debt recovery, contractual disputes and consumer law. He also worked in the Court of Appeal and the common law trial division for the Hon. Justices Coghlan and Zammit.
While at the University of Melbourne, Nick was a New Colombo Plan Scholar, studying for one semester in Singapore where he worked at Samuel Seow Law Corporation.
Nick has worked as a Philanthropy Consultant at Philanthropy Squared, advising not-for-profit boards and executive management about major gifts fundraising.
Nick is the Chairman of Play On Arts Limited. In 2017, he presented at the Art in Law in Art Conference at the University of Western Australia.
Nick is reading with Christian Juebner and his senior mentor is Philip Solomon QC.
To brief either Matthew, Amy, Paul or Nick please call Tammy Young on +61 3 9225 6777 or after hours on +61 (0)414 523 515.